Ugh… having to deal with morning sickness throughout my entire
pregnancy was hideous. I really thought being nauseated was something that only
happened during the first trimester, but boy was I wrong. Ok I’m exaggerating a
little bit, I didn’t have it in the first 1 - 4 weeks of pregnancy nor at the very
end. I was put off but a lot of food, meat was the one food I couldn’t even stand
the sight of even the smell of it cooking made by dry heave.
Having twins can make pregnancy nausea more probable though I’m sure
there will still be those lucky few who breeze through their pregnancy
without any sign of sickness. So I’m going talk a bit about the
symptoms, causes and treatments of morning sickness and I wish you all
feeling much better soon
Symptoms of Morning Sickness
Feeling sick during pregnancy is very common and though some will
actually vomit many will just feel nauseated without any vomiting. There are
some causes of concern and you will need to see the doctor if you have any of the
If the nausea or vomiting is
serve, especially with vomiting this could result in both you and babies not getting the required nutrients you both need for a healthy pregnancy.
If you can’t keep any liquids down, dehydration is bad for anyone
but can actual cause preterm labor.
There is blood in your vomit.
You feel dizzy often when you stand up.
To be honest within the medical profession they aren’t really sure
why women feel sick during pregnancy. But there a few theories floating around:
Vitamin Deficiency – Specifically B6 and B12
The hormone hCG is probably the most common theory. They say because
in the first trimester the level of this hormone quickly rises this could be one of
the main causes.
Low blood sugar is not really a cause as such but eating more frequently
throughout the day can help with low blood sugar levels and morning sickness.
Because there are no real concrete causes, there is truly no treatment but defiantly things you can do to ease
it up a bit with different things working better than others, it all depends on you and how your body works:
Ginger can help any type of nausea, you can have it in the form of
tea, biscuits, ginger drops or ginger beer.
Vitamins can help, as mentioned before B6 and B12 including a
prenatal vitamin, B12 actually helps with stress and anxiety to which can heighten your nausea during pregnancy.
Dry crackers, which you can keep next to your bedside or hand bag just in case.
Having something in your stomach can really help.
Acupuncture is said to be very helpful. Studies have shown this type of treatment to be safe during pregnancy. It’s actually becoming quite of a popular
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